At a glance:
- Author: Adam Cohen
- First Published: 2000
- Type of Work: Biography and history
- Time of Work: 1902-1976
- Setting: Chicago, Illinois
- Characters: Richard J. Daley, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elizabeth Wood
- Genres: Nonfiction, History, Biography
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, Twentieth century, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, Chicago, Politicians, 1900's
- Locales: Chicago, IL
As working journalists in Chicago, Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor became fascinated with the historical legacy of Mayor Richard J. Daley, and this impressive book reflects their efforts to understand how the mayor’s political career shaped the city in the decades beyond his death in 1976. Based on archives, interviews, and the rich historical literature on Chicago, the biography looks at the roots of Daley’s power and his influence on Chicago’s troubled racial past. It is possibly the best one-volume life of a major player in modern American politics.
During the 1960’s,...
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